- Rehabilitation of Infrastructure to Reduce the Vulnerability of Internally Displaced Communities within Syria
Rehabilitation of Infrastructure to Reduce the Vulnerability of Internally Displaced Communities within Syria
|Loan Administrator||OPEC Fund for International Development|
|OPEC Fund Contribution (US$m)||0.50|
The Emergency Aid supports families and communities who have been severely affected by the impact of the crisis in the Governorates of Aleppo, Al-Hassakeh and As-Sweida. In particular, the Project targeted internally displaced Syrians (IDPs) and returnees through implementing three interventions as follows: 1. Rehabilitation of a health centre in Aleppo; 2. Upgrading of water supply infrastructure in Quamishli, Al-Hassakeh Governorate; 3. Rehabilitation of two schools in As-Sweida and capacity building for teachers. The project met and exceeded it targets as follows: 1. Three primary health care centres – two in Aleppo and one in Rural Damascus - were rehabilitated and equipped benefiting a total of 50,000 individuals. The rehabilitation work included one-time investment to make the health centre operational such as debris removal, fixing of water plumbing, electrical wiring, doors, windows, room partitions, levelling, fencing, and other security measures. It also included provision of medicine and medical equipment. 2. Water supply infrastructures in Quamishly, Al-Hassakeh Governorate were upgraded, which benefitted some 2,400 individuals. The project included the following works to ensure functionality and sustainability of the provided service: Removal of part of the existing perimeter fence and dispose the debris and reconstruct the wall as the original situation; Provision, installation and running of: electrical submersible pump, reinforced concrete base, diesel generator, metal protection cage including paint and water outlet for filling tankers with horizontal branch and valve. 3. Three schools in Dara’a (instead of in As-Sweida as proposed) were rehabilitated. This change was based on the severity of needs in Dara’a including the elevated density of IDPs and refugee returnees, and following the prioritized list shared by the Ministry of Education UNHCR opted to intervene in Dara’a. The works included electrical repair and maintenance, installation of doors and windows, water proofing system, heaters, painting and WASH activities with the maintenance of existing bathrooms and sewage points.In support of quality education and promoting safe learning environments, 247 teachers participated in capacity building trainings across Syria. These trainings were conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Out of those, over 153 teachers in As-Sweida benefited from the trainings with funding from OFID.